Unusually for a book on these exciting questions, Kaku also gives a real feel for what it is like to work on them. Hyperspace book — Wikipedia Then, partly as a result ofbrooding on it, partly from staying indoors too much in this vile kaju, I fell ill. At first glance, however, the four fundamental forces seem to bear no resemblance to each other. The force of radioactive decay can also be deadly: We must wait centuries or even millennia until our civilization develops the technical capability of manipulating space-time, or hope for contact with an advanced civilization that has already mastered hyperspace. In a four-dimensional theory, physicists have to squeeze together the forces of nature in a clumsy, unnatural fashion. The Strong Nuclear Force The strong nuclear force provides the energy that fuels the stars; it makes the stars shine ksku creates the brilliant, life-giving rays of the sun.
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Summary Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Can we change the past? Are there gateways to parallel universes? All of us have pondered such questions, but there was a time when scientists dismissed these notions as outlandish speculations. Not any more. Today, they are the focus of the most intense scientific activity in recent memory.
The theory of hyperspace or higher dimensional space —and its newest wrinkle, superstring theory—stand at the center of this revolution, with adherents in every major research laboratory in the world, including several Nobel laureates.
Why all the excitement? As the author points out, for over half a century, scientists have puzzled over why the basic forces of the cosmos—gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces—require markedly different mathematical descriptions. But if we see these forces as vibrations in a higher dimensional space, their field equations suddenly fit together like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle, perfectly snug, in an elegant, astonishingly simple form.
This may thus be our leading candidate for the Theory of Everything. If so, it would be the crowning achievement of 2, years of scientific investigation into matter and its forces. Already, the theory has inspired several thousand research papers, and has been the focus of over international conferences. Michio Kaku is one of the leading pioneers in superstring theory and has been at the forefront of this revolution in modern physics.
It is an exhilarating look at physics today and an eye-opening glimpse into the ultimate nature of the universe.
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension
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Hyperspace By Michio Kaku